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Fishing Reports for August 11, 2011

This report a courtesy of Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning.

Oswego River report:

The water flow has been relatively low over the last week with levels ranging from 500cfs to 4,000cfs. This morning it is flowing at 2,700cfs. Otherwise conditions have remained the same. Expect to find sheephead, smallmouth bass and carp taking crayfish, minnows, worms, and leeches. Anglers are finding rockbass, bluegills, perch and crappies at Wright’s Landing near the blue crane.

Lake Ontario report:

The weather has definitely changed over the last couple of days. Rain, wind and much cooler temperatures have come on the scene. With waves up to six feet and various changes in the wind direction, there has not been much fishing to report yesterday and today. Anglers are anticipating some excellent salmon fishing when conditions settle down – place and water depth to be determined. The brown trout bite was reportedly good in about 17 feet of water a few days ago.

Pulaski area/Salmon River report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

It is anyone’s guess where the hot spots will be when the wind dies down and anglers can get on the water. This will likely drive the cold water deep. There is still some wind in the forecast so we will have to see how this plays out. Earlier in the week there was an active brown trout bite off the Salmon River.

Salmon River:

The water level is currently running at 185cfs. The river is generally quiet this time of year.

Oneida Lake report:

The walleye fishing continues to be slow. There has been some action along the weed lines and anglers are reporting some activity in deeper water. Bucktail jigs tipped with night crawlers and stickbaits are working well. Look for smallmouth bass near the shoals and around schools of bait fish. Carp have been active particularly early in the day and later afternoon.

Sandy Pond report:

According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:

Conditions are about the same on the pond. It is heavily weeded but anglers are finding walleye, pike, bass and some panfish in the deeper water. Jigs tipped with worms are working well